Updated Schedule For Presque Isle Downs & Casino Race Of Champions 250 Weekend At Lake Erie




(Press release from Race Of Champions Asphalt Modified Series)

The Tradition Continues with the 70th Annual “Race of Champions 250” to highlight Weekend

– Tickets and Weekend Packages on Sale and Available –

The schedule for the September event at Lake Erie Speedway has been revised. The Presque Isle Downs & Casino Race of Champions Weekend at Lake Erie Speedway in North East, Pennsylvania will now take place on Friday, September 25; Saturday, September 26 and Sunday, September 27.

The schedule includes the running of the 70th Annual “Race of Champions 250” for the Race of Champions Asphalt Modified Series. The event includes three days filled with racing and festivities.

The move eliminates conflict from another Series which scheduled directly against the 70th Annual Race of Champions 250 that was previously scheduled for Saturday, September 26.

Friday, September 25:  Practice will take place on Friday, September 25, with gates opening at 1:00 pm and practice from 4:00 pm until dusk for all divisions.

Saturday, September 26; Racing will include the Race of Champions Asphalt Sportsman Modified Series in the 54-lap “Crown Royal” Classic tribute to Joe Reilly event. The Race of Champions Super Stock Series will compete in a 40-lap event that will complete their season. The Saturday event schedule is still being assembled in completion due to the change, however the gates will open at 10:00 am, with practice beginning at 12:00 pm (Noon) and qualifying beginning at 2:30 pm.

Sunday, September 27; The featured event will be the running of the 70th Annual “Race of Champions 250”. The event features 250 exciting laps of action for racing enthusiasts and is the second longest consecutive auto-racing event to take place each year in North America, second only to the Indianapolis 500. . The Saturday event schedule is still being assembled in completion due to the change, however the gates will open at 9:00 am, with practice beginning at 11:30 am and qualifying beginning at 1:15 pm.

All Race of Champions asphalt Series will take part in the event, however, due to the schedule change and timing, the overall event schedule is being redesigned and will be released shortly.

Tickets may be purchased for the weekend and will be available at the Lake Erie Speedway ticket office or at www.lakeeriespeedway.com. In the event that there is inclement weather, the event will be postponed to 2021, due to the prior commitment to Mahoning Valley Speedway and their Race of Champions Modified Series event on Saturday, October 3, with an agreed upon and announced inclement weather date of Saturday, October 10.

Ticket prices for Friday, September 25; Adult, Senior, Children (Infant – 16) – Grandstands Free. Pit Pass – $30

Ticket prices for Saturday, September 26; Adult General Admission Tickets – $20; Senior General Admission Tickets – $17; Reserved Seat Tickets (Regardless of Age) – $25 – Children (6-16) – General Admission Tickets – $10; Children Under 5 General Admission Tickets – Free; Pit Passes – $45.

Ticket prices for Sunday, September 27; Adult General Admission Tickets – $35; Senior General Admission Tickets – $33; Reserved Seat Tickets (Regardless of Age) – $40 – Children (6-16) – General Admission Tickets – $12; Children Under 5 General Admission Tickets – Free; Pit Passes – $65.

3-Day Pit Pass Combo – $125

If you plan to attend the weekend and camp at the facility, spots will be sold at the track for the designated camping areas for $40 for the entire weekend. Tickets and camping spots for the Presque Isle Downs & Casino Race of Champions Weekend are available at the Lake Erie Speedway ticket office 814.725.3303. 

Where: Lake Erie Speedway, North East, Pa. 

When: Friday, September 25; Saturday, September 26 and Sunday, September 27

Directions: The track is located just twenty minutes West of Erie, Pa., minutes from Interstate 90 and directly of Interstate 86 at 10700 Delmas Drive, North East, PA  16428

What: The Presque Isle Downs & Casino Race of Champions Weekend at Lake Erie Speedway featuring the 69th Annual “Race of Champions 250”

More Information: www.lakeeriespeedway.com (Track Phone: 814.725.3303) / www.rocmodifiedseries.com

Comments

  1. vance richenberg says

    Hope its not gonna be another one oclockin the morning deal !

  2. What is the deal with not mentioning the NWMT? TTOMS refers to it as the “other modified tour” from time to time and it’s “another Series” here. It was Nascar doing what they have done a couple other times this season and the event is the Stafford 150.
    Whenever an event gets out of the way it’s ends up being pretty successful so good for the ROC.
    It is what it is!

  3. Doug, this wasn’t Nascar. The Fall Final has been scheduled for that weekend since last November. It’s the same weekend every year as you know. The only change is the feature is on Saturday rather than Sunday now. You can’t put this Nascar or Stafford. I know there was some doubt that it would happen but never any confirmation it wouldn’t.

  4. Oh lighten up JD. I didn’t kick your dog and I’m not putting anything on anyone. If it wasn’t NASCAR who were they referring to?

  5. They were referring to the WMT but the conflict was of ROCs own doing. Not Nascar. Not Stafford.

  6. Then the statement by the ROC that NASCAR “scheduled directly against” the ROC event is correct and no one has a problem with that.
    Staffords customary date for the Fall Final in this particular year is irrelevant. Given the 25% cap on patrons the popular notion was that there would be no NWMT race at Stafford and they gave us no indication to think there would be until the surprise announcement. Post re opening no traditional schedule was relevant and the ROC had zero reason to think the traditional Stafford date was in play.
    That being the case what’s wrong with NASCAR calling the shot. They do every year and all other schedules follow. They are doing it in the year of the pandemic just with an ultra short lead time in a vacuum like they always do.
    So what if NASCAR calls the shot it always works out well. In this year of compressed special events tracks and tours have navigated scheduling mine fields and the result has been big races every weekend. Sometimes in consecutive days like this weekend.
    Neither the TTOMS nor the ROC, Stafford or even Thompson is crying as far as I can see. They adjust and everyone wins. NASCAR has the biggest investment, puts on the best show in terms of production quality, provides the best streaming access with the best content provider so they should be the point of the scheduling spear.
    As far as Stafford is concerned they’ve been nothing but excellent all season. The well managed opening, StaffordTV, a series of great tour modified opens, a NWMT race with 25% capacity and a TTOMS race. I don’t want this repeated for obvious reasons but as far as making lemonade out of lemons this year we’ve been drinking a lot of tasty lemonade. The ROC just made their own batch of tasty lemonade.
    This is a no fault, no finger pointing, no tradition, make hay while the sun shines kind of year and it’s been nothing but unexpectedly swell so far.

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